Thoughts on human effort and the work of God

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How to build enduring habits

Think about the last time you felt seriously unproductive. Not the casual “I feel like going to the beach and taking a day off”, but the “I don’t want to get out of bed and reply to dreaded e-mails” kind of unproductive…. Continue Reading →

Walking a tightrope.

Although it can feel like walking on a tight rope, the tension between relying on human ability versus trusting in God’s grace is not resolved by “staying balanced”. Are we praying so much we’ve turned passive? Are we relying on our own strength… Continue Reading →

Let there be ceaseless prayer

As I shared in my previous post, I’m building a Facebook app that sends an e-mail with 5 friends to pray for each day. I’ve always found it hard to remember to pray for others and I hope this app can… Continue Reading →

Can computers pray?

If you don’t believe that prayer works, then you’ll probably find this article absurd. If you pray before meals and that’s enough, you’ll probably feel like this article is unnecessary. If you believe prayer is so powerful that it changes… Continue Reading →

Praying for Missions

This was a response I wrote to a prompt for my church: What does praying for missions look like in your life? What makes it difficult? In my life, prayer for missions is sadly limited to the occasional remembrance of missionaries… Continue Reading →

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